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Thursday August 19th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees — pre-game 5:30, first pitch 6:05


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco drove in the game-ending run for the third time in four games, lining a bases-loaded single in the 11th inning to give the Minnesota Twins an 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians. The Twins survived after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth and nearly won it in the 10th. Danny Coulombe, Minnesota’s eighth pitcher, got the win. Justin Garza took the loss for Cleveland. Polanco ended Monday’s game against Cleveland with an RBI double in the 10th. A day earlier, his walk-off sacrifice fly gave the Twins a win over Tampa Bay.

== The Twins now head off on a week-long road trip to New York and Boston. They’ll face the Yankees at 6:05 tonight, with the pre-game at 5:30 on AM-1300 KGLO



MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins says former Iowa standout Ihmir Smith-Marsette could be a playmaker for the Vikings. Smith-Marsette had two receptions in the Vikings’ opening preseason game against Denver.

Cousins says Smith-Marsette’s personality is a great fit.

The Vikings face Indianapolis on Saturday.



BUFFALO —- Former Iowa standout A.J. Epenesa feels much more confident heading into his second season with the Buffalo Bills. Because of the pandemic, Epenesa had limited work heading into his rookie campaign and finished with one sack in 14 games.

Epenesa stayed in Buffalo to train in the offseason.

Buffalo edged Detroit in their pre-season opener and will play at Chicago on Saturday night.



LINCOLN — Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts confirmed the NCAA is investigating the Husker football program. A report says the Huskers improperly used analysts and consultants and moved workouts off campus when such activities were banned during the pandemic.

Alberts says Nebraska is cooperating with the investigation.

Husker coach Scott Frost was asked about the report of illegal workouts.

Frost does not believe it will be a distraction for the players.

The Huskers open the season August 28th at Illinois.

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